David Moyes, new Manchester United manager

Tactics Board: Moyes’ first tactical conundrum

August 25, 2013 sleepy_nik 1

David Moyes takes on Chelsea and Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. Author: Sleepy Nik Follow Sleepy_Nik on Twitter There has been plenty of talk about the difficulty of United’s opening fixtures, and one view would […]

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Man United 0-1 Chelsea: tactical change gifts Chelsea the win

May 5, 2013 nameonthetrophy 12

Authors: Sleepy Nik and Doron Follow Sleepy_Nik and Doron on Twitter United played Chelsea for a fifth and final time this season. Chelsea needed to get something from the game to keep up the pressure […]


Chelsea 1-0 United: odd tactics and selections but no need to overreact

April 1, 2013 nameonthetrophy 9

Authors: Sleepy Nik and Doron Follow Sleepy_Nik and Doron on Twitter To Stamford Bridge again, for the third time this season. Crazily, there’s still a fifth meeting between the two sides to come and Chelsea […]

Marouane Fellaini and Phil Jones

Man United 2-0 Everton: old Vidic, Giggs reinvented, the Rooney role and the Jones job

February 11, 2013 nameonthetrophy 1

Phil Jones sticks tight to Marouane Fellaini as Manchester United beat Everton 2-0 Authors: Sleepy Nik, Rob and Doron Follow Sleepy Nik, Rob and Doron on Twitter It felt like there was a lot to […]

Manchester United v Southampton: Wayne Rooney

Man United 2-1 Southampton: Saints match Barca for shape and deserve more

January 31, 2013 nameonthetrophy 3

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Southampton for Manchester United Author: Sleepy Nik and Doron Follow Sleepy Nik and Doron on Twitter Southampton made the long journey north to Manchester knowing that even with a defeat […]

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Man United

Man United 2-0 West Brom – getting the Christmas combinations correct

December 30, 2012 sleepy_nik 1

West Brom’s Gareth McAuley scores an own goal against Man United Author: Sleepy Nik Follow Sleepy Nik on Twitter United faced a potential banana skin at home to high climbing West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, […]

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Man United 4-3 Newcastle United: Cleverley the game changer and offside analysis

December 27, 2012 nameonthetrophy 20

Jonny Evans celebrates scoring against Newcastle United Authors: Stretford_End and Doron Follow Doron on Twitter After the pre-Christmas draw at Swansea, United were hoping to get back to winning ways at home to Newcastle United. […]


Man City 2-3 Man United: perfect tactics, superb performers, and a six point gap

December 10, 2012 Stretford-end 7

Manchester United celebrate in front of the United fans after Robin van Persie’s goal Author: Sleepy Nik and Doron Follow Sleepy Nik and Doron on Twitter It wasn’t just to be any old derby match […]

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia celebrates

United can expose Chelsea’s left side to end dreadful run at the Bridge

October 27, 2012 sleepy_nik 8

Author: Nik Follow Nik on Twitter Having emphasised the need for United to move away from 4-4-2 in recent seasons, certainly against stronger sides in the division and in Europe, United’s best chance to end […]

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Newcastle United 0-3 Man United: Fergie’s new system works a treat!

October 8, 2012 nameonthetrophy 19

Jonny Evans celebrates opening the scoring against Newcastle United Authors: Sleepy Nik and Doron Follow Nik and Doron on Twitter United’s struggle at Newcastle last season was fresh in the minds of fans and probably […]

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